Eric Johnson



For Her

For Her

So you’re moving across the roof of the 11-story Marriott hotel with a girl in a Wonder Woman costume and a ninja named Oz when all of a sudden you’re passed off to the final expert in a long line of experts prepping you for your journey over the edge of the building. She’s just […]

The Unraveling of Cam Griffin

The Unraveling of Cam Griffin

By the time Cam Griffin made it to the Doug Stone concert in Harlem on Oct. 16, it was pretty clear to most people that the 30-year-old music promoter’s world was finally unraveling. Not only was the concert a bust, but the local police working the event had been told to keep their eye on […]

Once More for District 4

Once More for District 4

The last time Bill Morris ran against Vernon Thomas for the District 4 commission seat in Columbia County, voters were still stinging from a series of events that had left them feeling like outcasts. In July 2008, former Harlem Mayor Scott Dean took office after Lee Anderson abandoned the commission to run for the state […]

Azziz Considering UNLV

Azziz Considering UNLV

This from GRU Media Relations: Statement from GRU on University of Las Vegas, Nevada presidential search AUGUSTA, Ga. – The successes of the ongoing transformation of Georgia Regents University into the next great American University have drawn nationwide attention from others who are looking for ways to re-imagine their own institutions. In leading this effort, […]

Reviving the Riverwalk

Reviving the Riverwalk

On Thursday, October 23 something special is going to happen down at the Jessye Norman Riverwalk Amphitheater. Starting at 6 p.m., three bluegrass bands are going to perform a concert to benefit Jordan’s House and the Bond Crosby Fund while pumping some much needed life back into one of Augusta’s most recognized, yet overlooked venues. […]

Changes to Columbia County Facility Rental Policy in Wake of ETCP Banner

Changes to Columbia County Facility Rental Policy in Wake of ETCP Banner

At Tuesday night’s Columbia County Commission meeting, changes were made to the county’s facility rental agreement. The addendum, which will prohibit political signs and literature at functions or events that are not advertised as political events, comes as a result of the issue the Insider reported on last month, when District 3 commission candidate Trip […]

Historic Summerville with a Taste of Tara

Historic Summerville with a Taste of Tara

Though this year marks the 37th Annual Tour of Homes in Summerville, organizers promise it won’t be the same old tour. “There are a lot of changes this year,” says Tara Conway, who is heading up this year’s tour, which is put on by the Summerville Neighborhood Association. “We’re trying to take it back to […]

Sick of Traffic? Blame the School Board

Sick of Traffic? Blame the School Board

A recent Columbia County Planning Commission meeting drew more than 200 residents fed up with traffic congestion, and they came away with someone to blame: the school board. The fingers started pointing at the Columbia County School Board after Planning Commission Chairman Jim Cox expressed frustration with what he characterized as a continuing lack of […]

Update: Playground in the Clouds

Update: Playground in the Clouds

Since we first looked at the historic Lamar Building back in April, 2011 a lot has happened to the 19 story landmark. In 2013, Bettis Rainsford’s RDC Properties LLC, which had owned the building since 1999, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, owing $2.7 million on the property. Southern First Bank foreclosed and about a month […]